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Akio is a masculine Japanese given name. The first kanji character for "Aki" ( 昭 or 明 ) in the spelling of Akio has the meaning of bright or luminous. Bright or luminous n the sense of walking in a room full of people and become the life of the party, his personality brighten the mood of the room.

Given Name AKIO

GENDER: Masculine

USAGE: Japanese

OTHER SCRIPTS: 昭夫, 昭男, 昭雄, etc. (Japanese Kanji)

PRONOUNCED: ah-kee-o [key]

Meaning & History

From Japanese 昭 or(aki) meaning "bright, luminous" combined with 夫 (o)meaning "man, husband", 男 (o) meaning "male" or 雄 (o) meaning "hero, manly". Other kanji combinations are possible.


Notable people in history with the name Akio:

  • Akio Mori, Japanese physiologist and writer
  • Akio Toyoda, president and CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation
  • James Yun, American wrestler who used Akio as his ring name

Category:Japanese masculine given names